Disclaimer: Maintenance pages are for those who update this website. Nonetheless, everyone is free to look.
A static-page website does not use Wordpress or any other Content Management System.
Instead, pages are generated offline and then uploaded, in finished form, to the hosting service.
As a result, it is extremely fast.
How It Works
With a static-page website, individual pages are edited on an off-line system such as the owner’s personal computer. (Ed uses a MacBook Pro.) The HTML (and other) pages are generated there and tested. When ready, they are uploaded to the web-hosting system.